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La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

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La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Add La Cite de la Mer and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation generator.
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  • We visited with our young 2 year old. He loved seeing the submarines as soon as we walked in. The interactive part was ok but a little dates but again my son lived this bit. The audio guides for Engli...  more »
  • If you come by a cruise ship and you did not book any shore excursions to anywhere, this is a good and intresting place to visit. ou can easily spend 3-4 hours in this complex what made up of 3+1 extr...  more »
  • Had no idea 4-5 hours was needed-so please pace yourselves to get around huge premises. Not cheap but well put together-18 euros for adults-think 12 for children/students. First port of call was to go...  more »
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  • Fantastic day with the kids,hilight of the day a tour in English of the nuclear submarine spent over 4 hrs here made better by buy a ticket and get one free when you show your a Brittany ferries ticket!
  • The French Navy decommissioned nuclear submarine is a must see as it is a marvellous piece of high quality engineering .
  • It was OK but the posters around town and brochure make it look better than it is!
  • Great place to visit. Very very interesting exhibits and great fun. Never thought I would get chance to board a Nuclear Ballistic Submarine but here you can! Been back numerous times and still manage to be amazed.
  • In the old transatlantic ocean liner terminal building. Great exhibition of old and new submarine equipment. Outside full size submarine. Great for kids.